Welcome to our Godox E250 review that we decided to publish after noticing there is a surprising lack of content out there based around this great little flash unit. On top of this, we have also noticed that the photography community are largely unaware of the great performance and functionality that the E250 is able to provide you.
Our hope with this article is that we will be able to help any of our readers who are considering adding the E250 to their camera accessories while also making more people aware of the light. As our regular readers will probably know by now, we are massive fans of Godox and their range. Not only do they do a great job of keeping the price tag of their products as low as possible but they also ensure their products perform at a higher level than the competing items at the price point and the E250 is no different.
As this is a pretty standard strobe flash, there is only so many things that we are able to comment on so this review of the Godox E250 is going to be a shorter article than most of the other products that we have covered. We just want to clarify that this is simply due to a camera body or a flash unit having so much more than we are able to go into and the short review does not reflect the quality of the E250 in any way.
User Interface And Control System
The image above shows the rear control panel for the E250 studio flash and as you can see, it is based around the standard LED panel and button control system. Personally, we prefer this system as it is very easy to use and ensures that anyone who is picking up the Godox E250 as their first studio light is able to use it effectively pretty much straight out of the box without issue.
The LED panel is bright and clear showing you what level you are selecting when tweaking settings on the light even when doing so in low light conditions. The buttons on the control system are also very responsive and easy to use, depending on how you are planning to rig the lighting unit in your studio, you may not be able to see the control panel when tweaking settings but thankfully, you are able to feel the locations of the buttons and work your way around the basics of the system.
If you are planning to mount your light in a location where it is going to be difficult for you to see the control panel but suspect that you will be tweaking the settings on the light often, you may want to consider picking up the Godox FT-16 wireless flash trigger (Click here to check for product prices and availability). It is fully compatible with the Godox E250 and allows you to remotely tweak and control some of the settings on the lighting unit.
Once you have set your lighting unit up, you then simply mount it onto your lighting stand via the Bowens mount on the light. This will allow you to quickly and easily mount or unmount the light as required for the majority of popular lighting stands on the market right now. On top of this, there are also a number of third-party Bowens mount accessories available that allow you to convert it into various other mounting systems and mount your light to pretty much anything you can think of.
In our opinion, Godox has done a great job of putting the E250 together and ensuring that it is as easy to use as possible. This ensures that it is not only ideal for advanced users but can also make the ideal first time lighting unit purchase for someone just starting out on their photography journey.
Performance And Functionality
Although the Godox E250 comes with a pretty low price tag, it offers some excellent performance when compared to what the rest of the competing light units at this price point offer. Rather than go into each of the key features we have decided to present them in the bullet point list below to save your precious time:-
- Color Temperature – 5600k
- Flash Power – 150W (With 9 fully adjustable power levels)
- Studio Lighting Output – 20 steps from 1 to 3 via 0.1 increments.
- Light Stability – No more than 2% shift when in use.
The Godox E250 can make an excellent addition to your studio lighting if you are just getting established and we feel over the coming years, many people will end up adding it to their collection of lighting accessories.
Build Quality And Design
Considering that the E250 is more of an entry-level flash unit, we had low expectations for it when it comes to building quality. That said, Godox has actually done a decent job, the lighting unit is well put together and feels like a single solid unit rather than that it may fall to bits in your hands.
Although you can tell the plastics used for the construction of the lighting case are an area where Godox managed to reduce their costs to keep the costs of the lighting unit as low as possible, the plastic used is very similar to the other lights at this price point in the market. The plastics are pretty robust allowing the light to stand up to any potential bumps coming its way while also being very lightweight allowing you to easily mount the light on any light stand in your studio.
That rounds off our Godox E250 review and brings it to an end. Although the E250 is more of an entry-level lighting unit, we definatley feel that it can make a nice addition to your camera accessories if you are just getting started. We feel that it has the ability to easily improve the image quality of your flash photography photographs without you having to shell out a ton of money.